Only God can save Zim: Makandiwa

HARARE - Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has said Zimbabwe’s ailing economy would soon be revived through God’s intervention.

The celebrity preacher told a capacity crowd of over

100 000 attending Judgement Night 2 on Saturday evening that only God can help Zimbabwe return to its former economic heyday.

“There is no one person who can rescue this nation. We must come back to Jesus and allow him to restore this nation,” he said to thunderous applause from the congregation.



Part of the crowd that attended the Judgement Night.

Makandiwa, who took to the podium in the early hours of Sunday, prophesied that Zimbabwe was poised for massive economic growth this year with lives of thousands of people expected to change for the better.

“God is giving this nation a better platform. He has seen our suffering and he is ready to resurrect our country. Industry will begin to run again. I see production taking place and industries and companies will never close again.” 

Makandiwa said because of the unprecedented economic boom, Harare — like New York City — will begin to provide 24-hour shopping services.



MEN OF GOD...Prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa, Victor Kusi Boateng and Uebert Angel at the UFIC's Jugdement Night at the National Sports Stadium on April 19. Pic Idah Mhetu

“Shops will be open during the day and during the night. People will be able to move around the city and do shopping in the night,” he said.

The prophecy, coming at a time Zimbabwe’s economy has slid into deflation and an acute financial crisis, revives hope in a country desperate for economic revival.

Zimbabwe’s economy grew by an average of 6,9 percent between 2009 and 2013 during the life of the inclusive government, emerging from a decade of economic meltdown characterised by hyperinflation. So acute was the crisis that the country was forced to ditch the worthless Zimdollar for a basket of foreign currencies.

Since the Zanu PF-led government took over the economy last year after winning harmonised elections under controversial circumstances, the country’s economy has been nose-diving into recession.

Although government predicted a 6,1 percent economic growth rate this year, indications on the ground show that Zimbabwe’s gross domestic product will grow by less than 3,1 percent.

Statistics from the Zimbabwe Statistical Agency (Zimstat) reveal that annual inflation in March declined to -0,91 percent, shedding 0,42 percentage points from -0,49 percent in February.

Industry, which is yet to recover from the economic meltdown of the hyperinflationary period and continues to face stiff competition from cheap imports, has been scaling down significantly while other companies are totally shutting down.

Despite government assurances that the much-touted economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) will create over 2,2 million jobs by 2018, not a single job has been created.

According to the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) more than 75 companies closed shop last year, forcing hundreds of workers onto the streets.

Another report by the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) revealed for the period between July 2011 and July 2013, 711 companies in Harare closed down, rendering 8 336 individuals jobless.

This year, many companies have indicated intentions to downsize and have already retrenched tens of thousands of their employees, condemning them to a gloomy future.

Major companies that have retrenched include platinum miners Zimplats and Unki, Bindura Nickel, Spar supermarkets, Dairibord, Cairns, Olivine Industries and PG Industries.

Comments (53)

GOD OF PROPHET E MAKANDIWA IS AWESOME .ECONOMY FOR ZIMBABWE IS CHANGING ,WE ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY ,LETS ALL GIVE THIS TO GOD ,

PERSEEVERENCE - 22 April 2014

Makandiwa anongotaura zvaanofunga. It has nothing to do with God. Musashandisa zita raJehovha pasina.

Track44 - 22 April 2014

Thank you Prophet of God.

murefu - 22 April 2014

Makandiwa has clearly told these madharaz kuti they have totally failed this country and have put the economy beyond redemption.

Fitz - 22 April 2014

thank you God for remembering our country, thank you for the prophecy prophet Makandiwa

wind - 22 April 2014

I was there at the National Sports Stadium. I saw with my eyes and heard with my ears. Prophet Makandiwa is one of the best thing God did for Jesus. The entire world shall hear of Zimbabwe through this man of God. If you still hate him and believe that he is fake then you are still dreaming. Wake up from your sleep and walk in reality. We are proud of true Prophet of God. Zimbabwe will never be the same again.

princezim01 - 22 April 2014

this economy had been in carnal hands for a long time and even post judgment night 2 they still believe in what they are saying. the same people reacting are the same people who have been devising economic solutions to this country but all this failed. if what they still believe is true, so why is the economy failing to kick. at least the reaction shows that the leadership listens to Prophet Makandiwa no matter their comments. Remember that Egypt economy failed in biblical times to the extent that money was not even the solution. Prophet Makandiwa was sent to this nation with God's purpose. this Moses was sent after God had heard peoples' suffering, hence divine panacea to this economy as opposed to carnal solution. you just need to be at the right place to see the results and ignore 'how' part.

mudzingamarengenya - 22 April 2014

N.B. Please ignore the first done by error. ..........I was there at the National Sports Stadium. I saw with my eyes and heard with my ears. Prophet Makandiwa is one of the best thing God did for Zimbabwe. The entire world shall hear of Zimbabwe through this man of God. If you still hate him and believe that he is fake then you are still dreaming. Wake up from your sleep and walk in reality. We are proud of true Prophet of God. Zimbabwe will never be the same again.

princezim01 - 22 April 2014

The makandandiwa things will not revive the economy if the right policies are not implemented. zanu thugs are already cheering up as they know this will buy time as people have been given false hopes. By the time they wake up from their doldrums its either they will have another trick to calm them down or this makandiwa thing will have another lie to peddle unto them. Some of these zanu pf thugs tried to lead the nation into believing that diesel is oozing out of a rock kuchinhoyi uko....saka zvakazodini.......shandai apo nyope dzevanhu

Takaz - 22 April 2014

Amen to what the Prophet of God said. If there arises a prophet among you and he prophesies about peace and prosperity, and it comes to pass, then know for sure that he is from God, said Jeremiah when Hananiah had prophesied prosperity and peace and safety for Israel when in fact God was planning to hammer Israel with Nebuchadnezzar's rod. It is true that the glory of the restored Zimbabwe shall excel its former glory, but repentance of the Nation is to come first. In 2006, I had a vision of this nation. It was like a giant full f rotting wounds full of maggots from the crown of the head to the sole of the feet. This man was given the skin of a newly born babe and on his thigh was inscribed the words, "Zimbabwe the Land of the Holiness of God". Then a voice said to me the wounds are POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL EVILS. They shall be healed. The bottom line is that the Nation must repent of corruption, injustice, etc. I had another vision in 2008 about this nation. I saw a Jar quarter-full with tears and a voice said to me this is a cup of suffering. It is yet to be full because those who cry for the restoration of this nation are themselves full of greed and corruption in their hearts. I had yet another vision about this country in 2005. I saw two companies of ravens flying into Zimbabwe. The larger one came from the west and the smaller from the east. Each raven had a precious stone on its mouth. When they entered Zimbabwe, they deposited the precious stones and they became a mountain. I again saw this vision in 2005 but this time it was a river flowing into Zimbabwe from the North Easterly direction and and deposited precious stones into Zimbabwe, and these stones became a mountain. It came to pass that when the country faced economic hardships, it chopped a slice of the mountain and solved its problems. If this is correct, then while God will surely heal Zimbabwe, we also have the responsibility of being faithful stewards of the resources he gave us.

Commons - 22 April 2014

This is all hogwash about the economy improving, this guy Makandiwa is a DAYDREAMER!!! Only fools would believe his stupid prophecy. We have heard this over and over again. Zimbabweans are very ignorant, the economy will only improve in your dreams!!!!

Mudhiniwe - 22 April 2014

Emmanuel is truely fulfilling the prophesy uttered in the word of God, that people will come in my name doing wonderful and strange things.They will command the mountains to move over,but alas, do not believe them. Those who will worship in truth and faith will be saved. Sorry to all these people who are following blindly. Things are moving from worse to the worst. I pray to all those following blindly to wake up from the great slumber.

His Highness Emperor Haile - 22 April 2014

I had to come for myself to hear and see Prophet Makandiwa at this night. I was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he is a true man of God. The way he delivered the word only left me in awe. The accurate prophecies, healing and deliverance... i cant even go there. Zimbabwe, wake up!! God has remembered us by giving us his extension, his voice! Ndati ndiyambire vamwe vakasara kwandakabva kwekusatenda!

AM - 22 April 2014

How did you come up with 100,000 people in a stadium with a capacity of 60,000. Are you saying there were a further 40,000 people outside the National sports stadium.? Not possible. Prophesizing the economy!! what nonsense.

connie - 22 April 2014

Makandiwa is a fraudster! To people who actually worship God in truth and spirit; it was revealed to them that this man is a 'genuine fake'. Makandiwa followers namatai Mwari chaiye, not this fake!

Dana Jones - 22 April 2014

They claim to preach the gospel of Jesus, he who was crucified, died and resurrected on the third day. He who told the rich you man to sell all he had and give to the poor. He who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. He who was born in a manger in Bethlehem. He who did not own a thing on and told his disciples "varombo munavo nguvadzose" and also that " “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” . People wake up and see the contradictions those 3 gentleman represent. But then again this is a free world, each to their own I say.

Ini zvangu - 22 April 2014

By now people should have come to the realization that Emmanuel Makandiwa ( born Shingi Chirume) is an accomplished conmen. In January 2013 he promised ordinary people lots of gold they would all pick on the surface. At one time he said he would walk atop the Kariba waters. He also promised Canaan and manna of all kinds. All that never materialized but the unthinking fellows continue sponsoring Makandiwa's luxurious lifestyle. What a tragedy!

Peter Magezi - 22 April 2014

ahhaaaa Makandiwa who said you are a man of God? you are gonna rot in hell for calling that whatever a 'judgement night' ought to have used a different word!

sibbs - 22 April 2014

Princezim01 said and I quote"Prophet Makandiwa is one of the best thing God did for Jesus." What does this mean?

Maita Manyuka - 22 April 2014

God works through people. So we believe Zimbabwe will be delivered through the preachings by Prophet Makandiwa and other man of God in this country. Those who do not believe, will see it but shall not enjoy of it.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

Jesus died that we access the blessings of Abraham. Jesus became poor that we become rich.So those who believe in poverty, should go to churches other than UFIC. Prospering , we shall prosper, whether people want or not. We are praying for this to happen. Those who do not believe in God and in His Word should just wait and see, while we prosper.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

Jesus died that we access the blessings of Abraham. Jesus became poor that we become rich.So those who believe in poverty, should go to churches other than UFIC. Prospering , we shall prosper, whether people want or not. We are praying for this to happen. Those who do not believe in God and in His Word should just wait and see, while we prosper.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

As Prophet Makandiwa`s followers, we worship God. He preaches to use that we believe more in God. Jesus says in Mathew 6v33 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. So those who are not seeking God `s face and his righteousness should not expect a blessing. This is a spiritual matter which needs prayer and seeking God`s face. Those who do not believe should wait and see.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

2Ki 7:1 Elisha answered, "I have a message for you. The LORD promises that tomorrow here in Samaria, you will be able to buy a large sack of flour or two large sacks of barley for almost nothing." 2Ki 7:2 The chief officer there with the king replied, "I don't believe it! ......."You will see it happen, but you won't eat any of the food," Elisha warned him. ........................................................ ............................................. 2Ki 7:13 One of his officers replied, "We have a few horses left--why don't we let some men take five of them and go to the Syrian camp and see what's happening? We're going to die anyway like those who have already died." 2Ki 7:14 They found two chariots, and the king commanded the men to find out what had happened to the Syrian troops. 2Ki 7:15 The men rode as far as the Jordan River. All along the way they saw clothes and equipment that the Syrians had thrown away as they escaped. Then they went back to the king and told him what they had seen. 2Ki 7:16 At once the people went to the Syrian camp and carried off what was left. They took so much that a large sack of flour and two large sacks of barley sold for almost nothing, just as the LORD had promised. 2Ki 7:17 The king of Israel had put his chief officer in charge of the gate, but he died when the people trampled him as they rushed out of the city. 2Ki 7:18 Earlier, when the king was at Elisha's house, Elisha had told him that flour or barley would sell for almost nothing. 2Ki 7:19 But the officer refused to believe that even the LORD could do that. So Elisha warned him that he would see it happen, but would not eat any of the food. 2Ki 7:20 And that's exactly what happened--the officer was trampled to death.

Onesimus - 22 April 2014

More than 60,000 people were sitted in the stadium, some were sitted on chairs around the soccer pitch, while some were sitted outside in B Arena. The newspapers are clearly stating that and some were turned away. with a capacity of 60,000. So it was possible. Spiritual will always control the economy or the affairs of the country as long as they have a good relationship with God. Prophet Makandiwa has a good relationship with God. He does not have time to preach or criticise on the internet, like other preachers. Vamwe vachazviona asi havangazvidye.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

Even if Prophet Makandiwa prophesied in January 2013 that "ordinary people would pick lots of gold, on the surface. Those who do not believe will not pick anything ans they will not see anything. It is for those who believe. Even if the Prophet were to "walk atop the Kariba waters", those who do not believe will not be called. There is nothing wrong for people "to continue sponsoring Makandiwa's luxurious lifestyle". This shows that people with money are supporting Prophet Makandiwa`s gospel. Some of them are even foreigners. This shows that Prophet Makandiwa is influencial. He has not gone to some of his critics with a begging bowl. People better leave the Prophet alone.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

There is nothing wrong in Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, who grew up known as Shingi Chirume, preaching the Word. What we want is the Word he preaches. the Prophet is not a conman. He has actually helped more people that you know. On a monthly basis, he is feeding more than 30,000 ophans and widows. This actually makes him one of the top well wishers in the country.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

"All that never materialized but the unthinking fellows continue sponsoring Makandiwa's luxurious lifestyle. What a tragedy" was qouted from Peter Magezi! . It is a shame for this fellow to think that our respected politicians and businessman are unthinking fellows. People like Dr Chombo, Philip Chiyangwa, Harare Metropolitan Province Governor Miriam Chikukwa were in attendance. The fact that these politicians attended is proof that they are wise, because they also believe Zimbabwe needs God`s intervention. Prophet Makandiwa is one on the voices that these politicians can listern to.

Prophet D - 22 April 2014

Kana Muporofita ataura ataura zvabva kunaMwari,last time he spoke of Kariba Damwall falling mukapopota futi mukazobvuma zvazadziswa its high time we appreciate the Gift of God,Prophet EMMANUEL MAKANDIWA.

mwana weMuporofita - 22 April 2014

@Prophet D. Tell me any original thought by any of the fellows you mentioned. What good thing has ever been done by Chombo, Chiyangwa and Chikukwa? These people, like Makandiwa, are known for stealing from the poor. How many stands were looted by Chiyangwa and Chombo using devious means? Why is it that Chombo never supported his own children, including Ignatius Chombo Junior? Ignatius Chombo Jnr's welfare from Grade 0 to university was the responsibility of Mrs Marian Chombo on her own although she was married to Chombo. Chombo spent all his money on girlfriends including Pokello's mother to whom he is currently married though he has many girlfriends on the side. Coming to Phillip Chiyangwa who doesn't know that he is not paying his workers at his dubiously acquired businesses? The guy spends $50 000 monthly on girlfriends. Do you call that proper thinking?

Peter Magezi - 22 April 2014

No wonder the Bible says destruction will start with false religion! Blood guilty for misleading people from focusing on the real issue at hand! no wonder their type was rebuked by the very son of God when he was on earth. Its a pity, multitudes being misled, moving about like sheep without a shepherd!

messi - 22 April 2014

people should learn not to take fool of prophet makandiwa just because he is messenger of god. his prophecy can not happen miraculously within a day but shall happen in future. people should work hard to contribute to the change.

rodron munhumutapa - 22 April 2014

people should learn not to take fool of prophet makandiwa just because he is messenger of god. his prophecy can not happen miraculously within a day but shall happen in future. people should work hard to contribute to the change.

rodron munhumutapa - 22 April 2014

Huvepo hwa Chombo kana Chiyangwa hauna kana basa who are they after all vanhu wo vakafanana nesu. kuzoti Chombo dai matomubatsira pa divorce nemukadzi wake; kuzoti Chiyangwa hatitaure ane vakadzi vangani ivo vana havo kuzoti vashandi no pay. its high tym we spread the word of God not kutarisa kuti ndiani ariko kuchurch coz dzedu church ma minister arikowo but hatinei navo coz denga haritarisi kuti ndiwe ani kana muchitarisawo izvozvo ndimi henyu. and mai Mujuru varo ku Salvation Army but kana one day randakanzwa veko vachivhaira and mai Mujuru vanozvinipisa mhani l love that woman kana voita zvekukereke kwavo vanomira vosita zvokuti ndiVP. hameno ikoko

Chokwadi - 22 April 2014

even kuuya kwemwanakomana waMwari hakuna anoziva and pakataurwa kuti mukaona izvi zvoitika moziva kuti kuguma kwenyika kwave pedyo tiri kuzviona asi nyika ichigere kuguma. zviporofita hobho zvakataurwa neBible zvisati zvazadzika so we are not worried kuti zvataurwa zvingaitike rini. ko vekumusha vanenge vachoitawo shopping manheru here coz panenge pabata taundi chete ndibatsirei.

Chokwadi - 22 April 2014

Zanu PF also introduced ZIMASSET to rescue this country from this economic madness. everybody is praying to God kuti nyika inake so l dont know kuti pazvichaitika anenge ari right ndeupi. nway munhu wese is contributing kuti nyika inake. Tsvangirai akati ane makey acho and remember 2009 vanhu vachiti ngaasaine zvinhu zvapera mumashops. kungoisa signature yake chete zvakabva zvangoita. hameno asi Mwari variko kudenga

Chokwadi - 22 April 2014

Makandiwa chiporofita chako hachisi specific any fool can talk the way you do. Unfortunately Zanu pf your partners believe you. God has nothing to do with this nonsense, corruption is deep routed and no effort is done by the authorities except to wait your stupid lay prophesies. Urikurasa vanhu shamwari. Real Judgement Day is waiting for you. An angel of the beast coming from the sea; Hokoyo.

Vonai - 22 April 2014

In as much as Zimbabwe needs salvation I think in the eyes of god it is not any special to all the nations that are in this world and more so all the the suffering that Zimbos are facing at the moment are self inflicted by the selfish powers that be so I am taken aback by this promise that Zimbabwe will be like New York. It is just political talk that our prophet Makandiwa is taking. I suspect there is an agreement between these prophets and first family to con people their hard earned money through these meaningless crusades no wonder why the first family where selling their dairy products and they are smiling all the way to the bank. May Zimbos wake up and use those god given brains.

Gwenaz - 22 April 2014

Only God can forgive sin. Human sacrifice is an abomination. Simply believing in a man made deity without repentance does not work!! With what authority does this so-called speak. Zim is in this mess because of misgovernance where the fat cats line their pockets. Everyone else has missed the ZANUPF gravy train

vortex - 23 April 2014

kana makandiwa arimunhu wamwari ngadzose mari dzevanhu dzavaiba pakarigamombe centre in 2010 nekafack ngo kavo. i am a victim of those guys. denga rikapindwa namakandiwa i will opt to go to hell. for now kunamata kotonetsa ne matsotsi echikirisitu aya no solution for zimbabwe would be delivered through makandiwa nyangwe akataura zvikaitika chokwadi chinotaurwa nasatani inhema anenge ane his own purpose Mwari havasipamwe chete namakandiwa arikuita zvinhu zvake ega.

freddy - 23 April 2014

I am amazed at someone who is given a massive audience like this to address and they actually believe him, and yet people trash him and his faith yet people are forced kuenda kumusangano kana kurohwa but no crouds like these have ever been pulled. The croud alone tells you the genuineness of Prophet Makandiwa's God. Thats just of the holy spirit, nothing to do with the prophet. What makes me sad is looking around every man of power in Zimbabwe and asking myself what my son can learn form them: nothing. Some had access to financial resources because of their closeness to those currently in office but are abusing the the riches, sleeping with any young desparate woman that comes along and spreading diseases. That is not spoken about. A man stands and preaches the raw word of God, prophesies on people and create hope in them at this critical moment of Zimbabwe and slanderous words are spoken over this man. I am only glad that Jesus was attacked for saying the Godly truth so why should we expect Prophet Makandiwa to go scott free. I am glad he is a die hard, he knows where he stands and who he worships, why because the Holy Spirit lives in him. History is being made and Zimbabwe is on its way to the top thanks to an obedient son of Mr Makandiwa God found a mouth piece. It would be ashamed if people where not convinced to worship this God because tomorrow by this time we will be saying something about this nation through this man.

Daughter of Zion - 23 April 2014

Daughter of Zion wake up! Big crowds do not reflect the genuineness of your 'prophet,' even the devil has plenty of followers! And FYI, performing a miracle does not qualify one to be a prophet! If I were you, I would start praying for God to give me a spirit of discernment to know if this person is a true man of God.

Dana Jones - 23 April 2014

@ Dana Jones YOU WAKE UP!!! Ko tirikuenda kupi u will witness this prophecy live. the headline says only God can save Zim. Do you doubt God's ability and believe in the devil. Ndimi munoita bring down the economy with all you negativity. Judgement night 2 prevailed and the outcome was enormous and God is responding to his childrens prays. People were not playing games in the stadium they were praying something you obviously know nothing about.

vivaprophetmakandiwa - 23 April 2014

if God has spoken that our economy will be revived then i believe it. praise God

sean - 23 April 2014

We don't need the so-called prophecy to see how & who destroyed Zw's economy.We don't need vana Makandiwa or Karikoga Kaseke or Walter Mzembi who were concerned abt promoting tourism through that money making gimmick called "JUDGEMENT NIGHT '. We shud never be fooled by Charlatans who use the GLORIOUS,PRECIOUS name of our GREAT LORD JESUS just to make money.Some clever pple take advantage of situations such as we have in Zimbabwe.The GREAT JESUS will never come to fix the man made economic problems in Zimbabwe.Yes Makandiwa added his ZANU PF signature to try&persuade the West to remove Zimbabwe sunctions.He can't fool anyone by lying about Jesus on Zimbabwe.

KUBATANA KUMESO - 23 April 2014

We don't need the so-called prophecy to see how & who destroyed Zw's economy.We don't need vana Makandiwa or Karikoga Kaseke or Walter Mzembi who were concerned abt promoting tourism through that money making gimmick called "JUDGEMENT NIGHT '. We shud never be fooled by Charlatans who use the GLORIOUS,PRECIOUS name of our GREAT LORD JESUS just to make money.Some clever pple take advantage of situations such as we have in Zimbabwe.The GREAT JESUS will never come to fix the man made economic problems in Zimbabwe.Yes Makandiwa added his ZANU PF signature to try&persuade the West to remove Zimbabwe sunctions.He can't fool anyone by lying about Jesus on Zimbabwe.

KUBATANA KUMESO - 23 April 2014

Daughter of Zion I feel sorry for you! I believe in one true God and our Lord Jesus Christ and yes only HE can save Zimbabwe! My argument is that your 'papa' is a true prophet. What prophecy is there in saying that only God can save Zim? Who does not know that? Pray Daughter of Zion, pray that God opens the eyes of your heart to the deception of this person who calls himself a prophet.

Dana Jones - 23 April 2014

Vanhu tarasika nekuda kupindira mimwe mibvunzo inozikanwa na Mwari chete, kutukana kurikuita vanhu pa Platform ino leaves me wandering kuti ko isu vacho tirimuchokwadi here, tirikutevedzera tsoka dza Kritsu here? Kupfuma kwakanak uye chido chaMwari, asi ngatizvibvunzei kuti ko chii? chatinofanirwa kukoshesa sema Kristu, kana vatikomborera do we remember true religion,that is, kuchengeta vamwe vasina nekuvabatsira, vamwe vanyora ipapa havataudzani nevabereki vavo, vanoshandisa upfumi hwavanahwo kuita zvinhu zverima, veduweee , ngatikumbirei spirit of discernment,tive ne wisdom uye tisaparare nekuti we lack knowledge;

Muprofita - 24 April 2014

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